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    If I had to rank the King adaptations, this would be it:

    1) Stand By Me 10/10
    2) Shawshank Redemption 10/10
    3) The Shining 10/10
    4) The Dead Zone 10/10
    5) Misery 9./10
    6) Cujo 9/10
    7) The Mist 9/10
    8) The Green Mile 9/10
    9) Christine 9/10
    10) Pet Semetary 8.5/10
    11) Silver Bullet 8/10
    12) It (yes it's a TV movie but still pretty good) 8/10
    13) Christine 8/10
    14) Salem's Lot 8/10
    15) The Stand 8/10
    16) The Running Man 8/10
    17) Carrie 8/10
    18) Children of the Corn 8/10
    19) Salem's Lot 8/10
    20) The Langoliers 7.5/10
    20) Needful Things 7.5/10
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    It's interesting that as King fans we could be so opposed in our opinions of The Dark Tower.

    I am definitely going to read them again at some point, maybe it will be different...
    ...and the Prairie Dog followed....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCanadianTeams View Post
    ...and the Prairie Dog followed....
    ...killin' Lobstrosoties along the way......


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    ...killin' Lobstrosoties along the way......
    Hope you keep your fingers this time.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoreCanadianTeams View Post
    Hope you keep your fingers this time.....
    "At least I j@*k off with my right hand."


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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDog View Post
    It's interesting that as King fans we could be so opposed in our opinions of The Dark Tower.

    I am definitely going to read them again at some point, maybe it will be different...
    I should point out that I didn't even read the last two. Wolves of the Calla left me cold and I didn't hear very encouraging things about the last two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baumer View Post
    If I had to rank the King adaptations, this would be it:

    1) Stand By Me 10/10
    2) Shawshank Redemption 10/10
    3) The Shining 10/10
    4) The Dead Zone 10/10
    5) Misery 9./10
    6) Cujo 9/10
    7) The Mist 9/10
    8) The Green Mile 9/10
    9) Christine 9/10
    10) Pet Semetary 8.5/10
    11) Silver Bullet 8/10
    12) It (yes it's a TV movie but still pretty good) 8/10
    13) Christine 8/10
    14) Salem's Lot 8/10
    15) The Stand 8/10
    16) The Running Man 8/10
    17) Carrie 8/10
    18) Children of the Corn 8/10
    19) Salem's Lot 8/10
    20) The Langoliers 7.5/10
    20) Needful Things 7.5/10
    you got Christine twice in that list... once for 8 out of 10, once for 9 out of 10

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    Christine was the first King book I ever read - finished it in a day and a half.

    The shitters!


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    I finished my second read of the Dark Tower a few weeks ago and I still thought it was an incredible story and journey. I do understand how some readers were disappointed with the way the last two or three books went, but of course that's inevitable due to the high expectations we all have of him. I am excited and weary of the impending films - I know it won't compare but if they can follow as closely as possible, it could be incredible.

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    for your interest: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...g-s-dark-tower

    I think he's a good fit for the role, actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    for your interest: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...g-s-dark-tower

    I think he's a good fit for the role, actually.
    He's a good actor, but I am not sure if he really looks right (for me). Of course over about 6,000 pages of Roland as the main character, you build up an image of him in your mind...Javier will do a good job I am sure, but my image of Roland is a young Clint Eastwood or Russell Crowe. Tough, weathered, with a deadly stare...

    Hope they don't mess it up, and I hope the movies are long (if they did it right, they would do a movie for every one of the 7 books). For the sake of the length of the movie, stuff will have to be cut (especially for The Drawing of the Three and The Waste Lands) - but I hope they effort to preserve the real storyline and include all the major scenes...

    Cautiously optimistic about the whole project, anxious to see what it looks like.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    for your interest: http://www.thestar.com/entertainment...g-s-dark-tower

    I think he's a good fit for the role, actually.
    Interesting that it was announced as finalised on that site, but not by the moderator (who I believe is his assistant) on the Stephen King message board. Until it's actually finalised, I'll believe it when I see it.

    I did know that he was asked. I think he would be pretty good as well.

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    Ron Howard will begin production on the first film in September. He is also installed to take directorial duties on the first TV series.
    NOW I am getting excited........


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    The preliminary release date is May 17, 2013.

    17/05/2013.

    1+7+0+5+2+0+1+3 = 19

    I'm not surprised.

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